In most instances, labor regulations, laws and forms change or update in January and July of any given year. However, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the I-9 form from the January 22, 2017 version. Employers must begin using the newest version of the I-9 no later than September 18, 2017.
Employer must have the I-9 completed even if they use E-Verify. Failure of an employer to ensure proper completion and retention of Form I-9 may subject the employer to civil monetary penalties, and, in some cases, criminal penalties. Employers can access the new form dated 7/17/17 at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The form is available in printable or form fillable versions.
Employers take notice that a major change requires employers to complete the I-9 by the end of the employee’s first day of employment. Formerly, employers had 3 days to complete the I-9.